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Today on Mecha Analysis, we look at episode 13 of Gundam Moonraker. Something to keep in mind when looking at the mechanical designs of Gundam Moonraker: The ones responsible for mechanical design are as follows,
- Akira Yasuda, known for designing mechs in Turn A Gundam, Code Geass and Overman King Gainer.
- Kimitoshi Yamane, notable for mechanical designs in G Gundam, Gundam SEED, SEED Destiny, SEED Stargazer, IGLOO, and Eureka Seven: AO
- Not much can be found about Ippei Gyobu. I think he's new.
I like this episode. Even though more questions came up than were answered, the enemy shrouded in mystery makes for a more menacing one! I'm hoping more is revealed (about the enemy mobile suits) as the Megafauna heads of to Towasanga. Unfortunately, not much is revealed about the enemy and not much new came from the protagonist suits. This article will be short.
G-Self's 70s special effects appears once again, this time as a shield.
Hecate also uses an energy shield. This version is more like an energy wall.
The names of the Moonraker mobile suits are not mentioned in this episode and the website has not updated on any information about these mobile suits. I think Sunrise wants to keep this enemy shrouded in mystery. One mobile suit that is focused on seems to be the commanding officer.
Quite an interesting suit that mobile suit with a color scheme similar to the Elf-Bull. The eyes and head shape remind me of the F91 mobile suits, the rear fin on its head reminds me of the Gelgoogs, and the asymmetry in the eyes and arms are always a welcome sight. I look forward to seeing more of this katana wielding mobile suit in the coming episodes.
I am not a big fan of its body shape though. The upper chest looks a little strange to me. I will have to wait until a kit comes out before making the final judgment.
That's it for this week of Mecha Analysis. Stay tuned for more adventure in Gundam, Gunpla, and the continued pursuit of perfection through Bandai's money sinks!